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Whats gastric lavage?

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Dr. William Forsythe
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In brief: Cleansing/rinsing

Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area.
It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm.

In brief: Cleansing/rinsing

Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area.
It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm.
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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Cleansing/rinsing

Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area.
It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm.

In brief: Cleansing/rinsing

Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area.
It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm.
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